Tasmania closer to statewide EV charging

Tasmania is one step closer to a statewide public electric vehicle charging network after the opening of two grant programs totalling more than $450,000.

The two programmes are the Electric Vehicle ChargeSmart Grants -Fast Charging and the Electric Vehicle ChargeSmart Grants – Destination Charging which are designed to support the installation of electric vehicle chargers all over Tasmania.

The Tasmanian Government recognises that electric vehicle uptake is on the rise and understands it is important for Tasmania to have charging infrastructure in place.

The charging network will support both local electric vehicle users and the growing number of visitors who travel across Tasmania to use electric cars.

Grants of up to $50,000 will be provided by the government for fast charging stations that can be used by the public.

The government will also offer further grants of up to $2,500 for organisations to install destination charging stations in Tasmania.

The Tasmanian Government believes this commitment will ensure that Tasmania is prepared to capture the environmental, social and economic benefits that electric vehicles will bring to the state.

The ChargeSmart project forms part of the government’s broader commitment under the 3 million dollar Tasmania Climate Change Action Plan 2017-2021 to support electric vehicle update in the state.

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